Wednesday, January 20, 2010

K'done: Anastasia Socks

Let there be dainty feet.

Pattern: Anastasia Socks, by MintyFresh/PepperKnit
Yarn: Noelle's Noodles 100% Merino Superwash Fingering Weight, in Juicy
Needles: 2.75 mm / US 2

My first attempt at Anastasia Socks got botched - I did the decreases wrong on the first sock, so they leaned against the travelling eyelets, instead of with them. In the interest of having a symmetrically matched pair, I purposely did the same on the second sock. In the back of my mind, though, I knew I wanted to try this pattern again, with the correct orientation for the decreases.

When this skein of sock yarn arrived, and weighed in quite light - around 80 g - I was nervous about trying out a new pattern, fearing I might end up with stubby ankle socks that would never be worn. Since this pattern doesn't involve cabling or lots and lots of lace, I figured it would be a good match. The colours also lend themselves well to stretches of stockinette - a busier pattern might have led to visual confusion.

I made some fit improvements over the last pair too - made the foot a few rounds longer, and knit a longer section of plain stockinette at the back after the short row heel. I also knit the leg up higher - I've been thinking lately that taller socks might be a good thing.

Overall, very happy.


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